Pride, Prejudice and Deuteronomy- Women and Land Inheritance in the Old Testament

On my drive to work this morning I conducted a small thought experiment (while keeping my mind carefully on the road).  I took the scenario of Pride and Prejudice and placed it in the realm of Deuteronomic Law and then I took the case of the daughters of Zelophehad and placed it in the legal […]

Pride and Prejudice and the Laws of Inheritance

It amazes me both how much Torah has shaped Western culture and how much misinterpretation of Torah has shaped Western culture. A recent reading of Jane Austen got me thinking about the fact that even in the last century English women could not inherit land, and the kind of desperation that caused. I don’t know […]